The National Association of Social Workers-Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-PACE), the Political Action Committee of #NASW, is taking endorsement requests for the November 2020 congressional elections. If you are seeking endorsement from NASW-PACE, kindly complete this questionnaire at your earliest convenience.
April 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently implemented temporary flexibilities in regulations regarding telehealth in order to ensure that beneficiaries can access health and mental health services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Clinical social workers can use smartphones with video chat apps such as Skype or Apple Facetime, in ..Read More…
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm Eastern | FREE for Everyone
Presenters: Caren Howard, Advocacy Manager, Mental Health America
Melvin Wilson MBA, LCSW, Senior Policy Consultant, Social Justice and Human Rights, NASW
Registration Link: https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/6d1c7d40-11f3-4d0a-adfc-27510b9d3e03
Millions of Americans live with mental illness and addiction. Deaths from suicide and overdose are at an all-time high. ..Read More…
Kevin Euceda, an immigrant from Honduras, has spent more than 1,000 days in U.S. custody. (Photo Credit: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)
Seeking to end a practice that one senator called a “profound betrayal of trust,” legislation was introduced Wednesday in the Senate and House of Representatives to stop the Trump administration from using confidential ..Read More…
CalPACE, the California Chapter’s political action committee, is committed to electing qualified social workers to political office across the state. CalPACE has endorsed the following candidates in the California Primary elections happening on March 3rd, 2020:
Kimberly Warmsley, LCSW, for Stockton City Council.
From the National Immigration Law Center:
1. The U.S. Supreme Court announced on June 28, 2019, that it decided to review the DACA court cases during its next term.
The Court is likely to hear oral argument about DACA in early 2020 and could decide on the future of DACA sometime between January and June ..Read More…
By Rebecca Gonzales, NASW-CA’s Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs
NASW-CA is proud to release our 2019 Legislative Scorecard. NASW-CA represents approximately 10,000 professional social workers who have degrees from accredited social work programs. NASW-CA advocates on behalf of our members and their clients, for the implementation and improvement of programs and policies designed to ..Read More…
U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
Are there enough social workers to address evolving and pressing societal challenges such as substance use disorders, poverty and discrimination? If not, where are the gaps? What are the barriers to recruiting and retaining this essential workforce, which is the nation’s largest provider of mental health services?
The Dorothy ..Read More…
Rebecca Gonzales, NASW-CA’s Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs, and our NASW-CA interns were in attendance at today’s press conference where Senator Glazer announced legislation to aid vulnerable residents have emergency access to electricity during natural disasters. Press release below:
Senator Steve Glazer, January 08, 2020 Photo credit: California Senate Democrats Wednesday, January 08, ..Read More…
Sunday & Monday, April 19 & 20, 2020
McClellan Conference Center & State Capitol, Sacramento
About Legislative Lobby Days
Legislative Lobby Days is a two-day event that educates students and professionals about important legislation affecting clients and the social work profession. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and get a “hands-on” lobbying ..Read More…